Diversity and our Commitment to a Quality Workplace

The commitment of each of our more than 750 employees is vital to our success.  We believe that a quality workplace and comprehensive benefit programs are central to establishing and maintaining this commitment.

Boston Properties is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to fair and impartial treatment in all of our relations with employees, as well as applicants for employment, to recruit, upgrade, train, and promote in all job titles without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic.  In addition, Boston Properties complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in each jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities.  Managers base employment decisions on the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruiting, hiring, upgrading and downgrading, discharge, training, promotions (in all job titles), compensation, benefits, layoffs, returns from layoffs and social and recreational programs.  The intention behind our policy is to provide an equal employment opportunity program that will simultaneously serve the requirements of society, the law, sound business practices, and individual dignity.  By this program, Boston Properties wishes to ensure that all employees have the opportunity to make their maximum contribution to Boston Properties and to their own career goals.

We are also committed to maintaining a respectful workplace which includes a working environment that is free from sexual harassment and other types of discriminatory harassment.  To reinforce this commitment, the Company has developed a policy against harassment and a reporting procedure for employees who have been subjected to or witnessed harassment.  This policy applies to all work-related settings and activities, whether inside or outside the workplace, and includes business trips and business-related social events.  In addition, we have developed a comprehensive ethics training program and regularly train employees regarding their obligations under our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.  The training is designed to reinforce the ethical standards we are committed to and our employees understand their responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest, fraud, financial reporting, and dealing fairly in our business relationships, among other matters.

The Boston Properties benefits program is designed to support the changing needs of our diverse workforce and offers valuable resources to protect and enhance financial security and to help balance work and personal life.  Our program is comprehensive and competitive and offers flexibility and choice in coverage.  Some of the benefits that we offer our employees are:

  • Health and Dental insurance to allow employees to obtain the care they need and to stay healthy.
  • 401(k) plan with a generous matching contribution to help our employees achieve their desired standard of living in retirement.
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, to provide tax-free funds for out-of-pocket medical, dental and vision care, or child and elder care expenses.
  • Income protection through our sick pay, salary continuation and long term disability policies to protect our employees if they cannot work.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan for the opportunity to acquire ownership interest in the Company and share in its growth and success.
  • The Boston Properties Scholarship Program, a scholarship fund for the children of our employees to help reach their higher education goals.;
  • Commuter Subsidy to support the use of public transportation and the opportunity to pay for additional monthly transportation and parking expenses using pre-tax dollars;
  • Tuition Reimbursement to assist our employees in advancing their careers and encourage professional development.
  • Vacation, holidays and personal days help our employees to balance work and personal life.

By providing a quality workplace and comprehensive benefit programs, we recognize the commitment of our employees to bring their talent, energy and experience to Boston Properties, which allows us to lead the industry in every facet of our operations.  Our continued success is attributable to their expertise and dedication. The success of our efforts in the workplace is demonstrated by the long tenure of our employees and union workers, over 40% have worked at Boston Properties for more than 10 years.